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<lst>To have community events listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, Va. 22102, e-mail to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com, or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Potomac. If you have any questions, call Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 4

<cal2>Independence Day. Enjoy an Independence day celebration at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, 6:30-10 p.m. Music and fun all night with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/independence-day.htm.

Independence Day. Bring a blanket, bring a picnic and bring the whole family to enjoy the City of Gaithersburg Independence Day Celebration. Gates to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds open at 5 p.m., and the folks from 97.1 WASH-FM will be on hand with some fun pre-concert games and activities at 6 p.m. A concert featuring Retrospect, starts at 7 p.m., followed by a few brief remarks from the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council. The fireworks display begins at dusk. Walk in at Chestnut or Dalamar Streets; the Perry Parkway entrance to the Fairgrounds will be closed. The Montgomery County Fairgrounds is located at 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg. Call 301-258-6350 or parksrec@gaithersburgmd.gov.

Wheaton Sparkles. Celebrate the Fourth of July with live music and children’s games starting at 7:30 p.m. at Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Call 240-777-8115.

Germantown Glory. Celebrate the Fourth of July in Germantown starting at 4 p.m. with fun family activities at South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds. A concert with American music will begin at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. Call 240-777-6820.

Fourth of July Picnic/Parade. Celebrate the fourth at the River Falls Pool, 7915 Horseshoe Lane, Potomac from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Includes parade, picnic, fun run and a bake-off. Cost is $8 per person. Check payable to CARF and delivered to Suzanne Crump at 7712 Hackamore Drive, Potomac.

<cal1>Thursday/July 5

<cal2>Summer Concert. The Bethesda summer concert series will take place 6-8 p.m., Veterans Park at the corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Aves., Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660.

Family Films. Come watch films based on popular picture books at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 10:30 a.m. A librarian will read a story and do stretches with the children. No registration required. Call 240-777-0690.

Baseball. Bethesda Big Train Baseball will play the Herndon Braves at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. The nights theme will be 250 Mini-Flags from Vietname Veterans. Visit www.bigtrain.com.

First Thursday. Discover a favorite olive oil & receive 25 percent off at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 5-7 p.m. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

Backyard Theater. Nada Brahma will perform at the Backyard Theater at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $6. Children under 3 are free. Bring blankets. Patrons with chairs will be asked to sit in the back. No dogs. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

<cal1>Friday/July 6

<cal2>Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and several waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to the Glen Echo Open Band, $8, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Contact info@fridaynightdance.org, or visit www.fridaynightdance.org.

Baseball. Bethesda Big Train Baseball will play the Bombers at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. The nights theme will be G-Wiz and Wizards. Visit www.bigtrain.com.

Celebrate the Fourth. Assemble an American flag with stars and stripes at Cabin John Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m. Color an animal puzzle and enjoy children's story time with Perfect Parties by Terrye. Ronald McDonald will be on hand throughout the event to meet and greet the kids and participate in the activities.

<cal1>Saturday/July 7

<cal2>Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

English Language Conversation Club. Join in practicing and improving your spoken English with the help of volunteers leading discussions at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 3 p.m. Call 240-777-0690.

Baseball. Bethesda Big Train Baseball will play the Orioles at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. The nights theme will be the 70th Anniversary of MLB’s All-Star Game. Visit www.bigtrain.com.

Weekend Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition. Spend quality time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Climb Wall Weekend. Step into your harness, stretch out your limbs and get ready to climb at Discovery Creek Children’s Museum. Put your skills to the test as you scale the Museum’s Climb Wall, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ages 4–9). Members and children under 2 are free, $5 for nonmembers. At the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance. Call 202-337-5111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance. Crawfish Productions presents a Zydeco dance with Roy Carrier and the Night Rockers. Beginning zydeco lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. - midnight. Admission includes the lesson, and no partner required. $15, in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Contact 301-309-0895.

Swing Dance. The Washington Swing Dance Committee presents the Solomon Douglas Swingtet with dance instruction by Greg Avakian and Laurie Zimmerman from Philadelphia, free with admission, 8–9 p.m. Dancing 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. $12, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Contact wsdcvolunteer@hotmail.com.

Picnic on the Potomac. Bring family and friends to the Potomac Conservancy’s eighth annual Picnic on the Potomac at the Carderock Pavilion, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Carderock, 4-8 p.m. Grillers and drinks provided. Bring a potluck dish. Music by the Potomac River Ramblers. Contact Monica Lyman at info@potomac.org; 301-608-1188, x201.

Campfire Picnic and Story. Join Locust Grove Nature Park, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, at the campfire to roast a hot dog and listen to a cold story, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. They'll provide fixin's for s'mores, condiments for a hot dog, and roasted corn on the cob. Cost is $4. Register at www.parkpass.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 8

<cal2>Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

Weekend Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition. Spend quality time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Climb Wall Weekend. Step into your harness, stretch out your limbs and get ready to climb at Discovery Creek Children’s Museum. Put your skills to the test as you scale the Museum’s Climb Wall, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ages 4–9). Members and children under 2 are free, $5 for nonmembers. At the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance. Call 202-337-5111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Ballroom Tea Dance. The La Salle Dance Orchestra invites the public to enjoy an afternoon dancing to the popular music of the 1920s and ’30s. Class at 3 p.m. and downbeat for the orchestra is 3:30 p.m. Three sets of great music until 6 p.m. $8, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Contact 703-425-7926.

Contra & Square Dance. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances, and including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. The newcomers' welcome lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by called dances from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Admission is $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members. In the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Contact 202-518-1299 or visit www.fsgw.org.

Family Dance. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and dance calling from 3-5 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Contact 202-518-1299.

Family Hike. Join Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, to hike 3.2 miles of shoreline around Lake Frank before the day starts to simmer, enjoying the birds, morning breeze and surrounding forest 9-11 a.m. Bring water. Cost is $2. Ages 5 and up. Register at www.parkpass.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 10

<cal2>Princess Tea Party. Come dressed as your favorite princess to a tea party at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda at 1 p.m. Ages 4 and up. Cost is $23. RSVP to 301-581-5108.

Bethesda Reads. An informal book discussion of contemporary literature at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. This month's novel is "A Bend in the River" by V.S. Naipaul. Call 240-777-0970.

Wee Travelers. Stories, songs, games and DVDs from the youngest travelers on the Reading Road Trip at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Summer Sounds in the Parks. Annapolis Blue Grass will perform at Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville, at 7 p.m. Visit www.montgomeryparks.org.

Bustle and Beaux. Join Michael Bevel for a lively discussion of George Eliot's novel, "Adam Bede," At the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 7:15 p.m. Visit www.bustlesandbeaux.blogspot.com.

Musical Road Trip. Celebrate America's multicultural make-up by exploring its regional music styles with Tracey Eldridge at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 7 p.m. Register by calling 240-777-0690.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 11

<cal2>Summer Concert. The Bethesda summer concert series will take place noon-2 p.m., in Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660.

Focus Music. We’re About 9 will perform with special guest Hannah Spiro at O’Brien’s BBQ, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets $15/general, $12/member. Call 703-380-3151.

Mad Science. Become an astronaut on a scientific space mission; learn about crater formation, investigate the composition of comets and asteroids, explore black holes and make your own exploration vehicle at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $16. Ages 5-12. Register at www.parkpass.org.

Princess Tea Party. Come dressed as your favorite princess to a tea party at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda at 1 p.m. Ages 4 and up. Cost is $23. RSVP to 301-581-5108.

English Conversation Club. The English Conversation Club is for people who want to practice speaking English in a friendly setting at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, at 2 p.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Classical Music. The Washington Symphonic Brass will perform outdoors at Strathmore. Parking for the event is in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage. The event is free. Food and refreshment served. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

<cal1>Thursday/July 12

<cal2>Summer Concert. The Bethesda summer concert series will take place 6-8 p.m., Veterans Park at the corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Aves., Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660.

Family Films. Come watch films based on popular picture books at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 10:30 a.m. A librarian will read a story and do stretches with the children. No registration required. Call 240-777-0690.

Cirque de la Symphonie. Cirque meets the symphony at the Music Center at Strathmore. Joined by aerialists, strongmen, mind-boggling contortionists and jugglers, the BSO performs classics such as Khachaturian’s "Sabre Dance" and Dvorák’s Carnival Overture. All tickets $30. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

<cal1>Friday/July 13

<cal2>Bethesda Art Walk. Bethesda Art Walk attendees can take a guided tour to participating Bethesda Art Walk galleries. All Bethesda Art Walk galleries are open from 6-9 p.m. and the tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can meet their guide at the Bethesda Metro Center located at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and several waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to the Glen Echo Open Band, $8, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Contact info@fridaynightdance.org, or visit www.fridaynightdance.org.

Swingin’ the Blues. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents the Ruby Hayes Band for a mostly 50/50 Blues and Swing Dance. For dancers who want to learn more about blues dancing, Mike Marcotte and Donna Barker offer an optional blues workshop from 8-9 p.m., included in the cost of admission. No partner required. $13, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Contact dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Friday Night Kid’s Club. Showcase and popcorn at YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center, 5650 Oakmont Ave., Bethesda, from 6:15-9:30 p.m. Ages 6-15. Cost is $40/members; $55/non-members. Call 301-530-8500.

Baseball. Bethesda Big Train Baseball will play Thunderbolts at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. The nights theme will be Get Lucky Night: Superstitions in Baseball. Visit www.bigtrain.com.

<cal1>Saturday/July 14

<cal2>Artist Market. The Bethesda Artist Market will return from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will feature artwork and crafts for sale by local and regional artists including painting, photography, jewelry, clay, wood, glass, fiber and mixed media. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660 for performance information.

Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

English Language Conversation Club. Join in practicing and improving your spoken English with the help of volunteers leading discussions at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 3 p.m. Call 240-777-0690.

Weekend Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition. Spend quality time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 14

<cal2>Salsa Dance. High Energy Productions presents a Salsa Social featuring a Salsa lesson from 8-9 p.m. followed by dancing until midnight. $15, in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Contact Keith Givens at searchernet@comcast.net or call 703-599.3300.

Swing Dance. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a Swing Dance with the Boilermaker Jazz Band from Pennsylvania. An introductory Swing lesson with Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte from 8-9 p.m. is followed by dancing until Midnight. $13, in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Contact dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Canoe Trip. The C&O Canal Association will have a canoe trip from Brunswick, MD to the mouth of the Monocacy River. Contact Barbara Sheridan at 301-752-5436 or membership@candocanal.org.

Baseball. Meet firefighters and rescuers and explore fire and rescue trucks while enjoying a baseball game. Free kids' fire hats. Cost is $2-$7; kids 5 and under free at Shirley Povich Field, Cabin John

Regional Park, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda. Call 301 983-1006 or

www.bigtrain.org for tickets.

Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Most hardbacks $1 and paperbacks $.50. 4 hours. At the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Call 240-777-0690.

<cal1>Sunday/July 15

<cal2>Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

Weekend Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition. Spend quality time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Contra & Square Dance. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American dancing with a focus on New England style contra dances, and including square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. The newcomers' welcome lesson is at 7 p.m., followed by called dances from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Admission is $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members. In the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Contact 202-518-1299 or visit www.fsgw.org.

Sunday Blues. Sunday Blues. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a Blues Dance with live music playing a mix of traditional and contemporary blues music. For dancers who want to learn more about slow blues dancing, Mike Marcotte and Donna Barker offer a blues lesson from 7-8:30 p.m. Dancing runs until 11:30 p.m. No partner required. $12, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Contact dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Waltz Dance. Waltz Time presents a beginning Waltz lesson from 3-3:30 p.m., followed by an afternoon of waltzes with Oklahoma Twisters led by George Welling. The dancing runs from 3:30-6 p.m., and admission for the afternoon is $8. Lesson and dancing in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, no partner required. Contact info@waltztimedances.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 17

<cal2>Afternoon Tea. The soothing sounds of local musicians fill the room, as you enjoy Afternoon Tea in the cozy atmosphere of The Shapiro Music Room at the Mansion at Strathmore, 1 p.m. Strathmore Blend Tea is specially made for us by Master Tea Blender John Harney of Connecticut, and is served with a light lunch of delectable tea savories by Restaurant Associates. A nonrefundable prepayment of $18 (plus tax) is required. Call 301-581-5108 for availability.

Baseball. Bethesda Big Train Baseball will play the Herndon Braves at Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. The nights theme will be Bowie Baysox Night with Louie the Lemonade Shaking Guy from Camden Yards. Visit www.bigtrain.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 18

<cal2>Summer Concert. The Bethesda summer concert series will take place noon-2 p.m., in Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660.

English Conversation Club. The English Conversation Club is for people who want to practice speaking English in a friendly setting at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, at 2 p.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Afternoon Tea. The soothing sounds of local musicians fill the room, as you enjoy Afternoon Tea in the cozy atmosphere of The Shapiro Music Room at the Mansion at Strathmore, 1 p.m. Strathmore Blend Tea is specially made for us by Master Tea Blender John Harney of Connecticut, and is served with a light lunch of delectable tea savories by Restaurant Associates. A nonrefundable prepayment of $18 (plus tax) is required. Call 301-581-5108 for availability.

<cal1>Thursday/July 19

<cal2>Summer Concert. The Bethesda summer concert series will take place 6-8 p.m., Veterans Park at the corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Aves., Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660.

<cal1>Friday/July 20

<cal2>Contra Dance. The Friday Night Dancers presents traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, and several waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. to the Glen Echo Open Band, $8, in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Contact info@fridaynightdance.org, or visit www.fridaynightdance.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 21

<cal2>Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

Weekend Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition. Spend quality time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 22

<cal2>Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

Weekend Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition. Spend quality time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

Critiques and Coffee. A photo jam session at Photoworks. Bring photos to a morning critique led by a Photoworks faculty member, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Arcade Building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-229-7930 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 25

<cal2>Summer Concert. The Bethesda summer concert series will take place noon-2 p.m., in Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660.

Focus Music. Joe Jencks and Rachel Cross will perform at O’Brien’s BBQ, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, 8 p.m. Tickets $15/general, $12/member. Call 703-380-3151.

<cal1>Thursday/July 26

<cal2>Summer Concert. The Bethesda summer concert series will take place 6-8 p.m., Veterans Park at the corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Aves., Bethesda. Call 301-215-6660.

<cal1>Saturday/July 28

<cal2>Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

Weekend Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition. Spend quality time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 29

<cal2>Carousel Tours. 12 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Park Tours. Walking tours of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo begin at 2 p.m. A 60-minute film documentary is shown at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the tour is also offered by appointment at 301-492-6229. Visit www.nps.gov/glec.

Italian Wine Tasting. Wine and appetizers sponsored by Centro Restaurant, B-CC Beer & Wine and Bella Italia at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 6-8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

Weekend Nature Program. Come visit Discovery Creek Children's Museum Forest Tales exhibition. Spend quality time with the entire family while participating in engaging science and nature activities at the Stable at Glen Echo Park, located near the park entrance, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $5 for nonmembers. Call 202-337-5111 to make arrangements or visit www.discoverycreek.org.